Quotes and Sayings about Disorder



"I don't believe you have to have eating disorders and mental illness to screw up."
- Kirstie Alley
(Related: Eating, Illness)

"If we ask a vague question, such as, 'What is poetry?' we expect a vague answer, such as, 'Poetry is the music of words,' or 'Poetry is the linguistic correction of disorder.'"
- A. R. Ammons
(Related: Music, Poetry, Correction, Disorder, Question, Words)

"Now equilibrium is the very opposite of disorder."
- Rudolf Arnheim
(Related: Disorder, Now)

"It is thus tolerance that is the source of peace, and intolerance that is the source of disorder and squabbling."
- Pierre Bayle
(Related: Peace, Disorder, Intolerance)

"I've had this problem since I was in my 20s. They don't call it manic depression anymore. They call it a bipolar disorder, and I'm a Type 2."
- Ned Beatty
(Related: Depression, Disorder)

"I have got this obsessive compulsive disorder where I have to have everything in a straight line, or everything has to be in pairs."
- David Beckham
(Related: Disorder)

"Although the particular inclination of the homosexual person is not a sin, it is more or less strong tendency ordered to an intrinsic moral evil, and thus the inclination itself must be seen as an objective disorder."
- Pope Benedict XVI
(Related: Disorder, Evil, Sin)

"The human heart likes a little disorder in its geometry."
- Louis de Bernieres
(Related: Heart, Disorder, Geometry)

"Today a racist is synonymous with race hatred. Hating someone is a pretty unpleasant thing and few people are capable of hating others. Long-term hatred is a pathological disorder."
- Steve Blake
(Related: People, Disorder, Hatred, Pretty, Race, Today)

"My disorder has been attended with several symptoms of a consumption; and I have been at times apprehensive that my great change was at hand: yet blessed be God, I have never been affrighted; but, on the contrary, at times much delighted with a view of its approach."
- David Brainerd
(Related: Change, God, Disorder)

"Food can become such a point of anxiety - not because it's food, but just because you have anxiety. That's how eating disorders develop."
- Vanessa Carlton
(Related: Food, Anxiety, Eating)

"Perfectly ordered disorder designed with a helter-skelter magnificence."
- Emily Carr
(Related: Disorder, Magnificence)

"For disorder obstructs: besides, it doth disgust life, distract the appetities, and yield no true relish to the senses."
- Margaret Cavendish
(Related: Life, Disgust, Disorder, Senses, Yield)

"In a disordered mind, as in a disordered body, soundness of health is impossible."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Health, Body, Mind)

"Idleness is an inlet to disorder, and makes way for licentiousness. People who have nothing to do are quickly tired of their own company."
- Jeremy Collier
(Related: People, Company, Disorder, Idleness, Nothing)

"I don't understand if you get caught in a fight, but take it out on a room, how that implies some psychiatric disorder."
- Sean Connery
(Related: Disorder, Fight)

"Our memories are card indexes consulted and then returned in disorder by authorities whom we do not control."
- Cyril Connolly
(Related: Control, Disorder, Memories)

"If I like myself at this weight, then this is what I'm going to be. I don't have an eating disorder."
- Courteney Cox
(Related: Disorder, Eating, Weight)

"No one will expect the British Government or the Government of India to give way to threats of violence, disorder and chaos; and, indeed, representatives of large sections of Indian opinion have expressly warned us that we must not do so."
- Stafford Cripps
(Related: Government, Chaos, Disorder, Opinion, Violence, Will)

"Men are mad most of their lives; few live sane, fewer die so. The acts of people are baffling unless we realize that their wits are disordered. Man is driven to justice by his lunacy."
- Edward Dahlberg
(Related: Men, People, Justice, Man)

"The policeman isn't there to create disorder; the policeman is there to preserve disorder."
- Richard J. Daley
(Related: Disorder)

"The police are not here to create disorder, they're here to preserve disorder."
- Richard J. Daley
(Related: Disorder, Police)

"Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, brain and spinal cord disorders, diabetes, cancer, at least 58 diseases could potentially be cured through stem cell research, diseases that touch every family in America and in the world."
- Rosa DeLauro
(Related: Family, America, Cancer, Research, World)

"Gaiety is a quality of ordinary men. Genius always presupposes some disorder in the machine."
- Denis Diderot
(Related: Men, Quality, Genius, Disorder, Machine)

"A composite is a euphemism for a lie. It's disorderly. It's dishonest and it's not journalism."
- Fred W. Friendly
(Related: Lie, Journalism)

"When we violate the law ourselves, whatever short-term advantage may be gained, we are obviously encouraging others to violate the law; we thus encourage disorder and instability and thereby do incalculable damage to our own long-term interests."
- J. William Fulbright
(Related: Encouraging, Disorder, Law, May)

"We judged that a sudden, disorderly failure of Bear would have brought with it unpredictable but severe consequences for the functioning of the broader financial system and the broader economy, with lower equity prices, further downward pressure on home values, and less access to credit for companies and households."
- Timothy Geithner
(Related: Home, Failure, Financial, Values, Consequences, Credit, Economy, Pressure)

"Both organizations are growing rapidly due in part to answering the urgent need in the community for services and programs to help with the day-to-day struggles that come with memory disorders."
- Leeza Gibbons
(Related: Community, Day, Help, Memory)

"Our society's strong emphasis on dieting and self-image can sometimes lead to eating disorders. We know that more than 5 million Americans suffer from eating disorders, most of them young women."
- Tipper Gore
(Related: Women, Society, Americans, Dieting, Eating, Self)

"Eating disorders can have serious medical and psychological consequences which, left unchecked, can kill. Parents should address this issue and ask their children to discuss how they feel about themselves."
- Tipper Gore
(Related: Medical, Children, Consequences, Eating, Parents)

"Autism is an extremely variable disorder."
- Temple Grandin
(Related: Disorder)

"A well chosen anthology is a complete dispensary of medicine for the more common mental disorders, and may be used as much for prevention as cure."
- Robert Graves
(Related: Cure, May, Medicine, Prevention)

"Journalism constructs momentarily arrested equilibriums and gives disorder an implied order. That is already two steps from reality."
- Thomas Griffith
(Related: Disorder, Journalism, Reality)

"I mean, they call it Stockholm Syndrome and post traumatic stress disorder. And, you know, I had no free will. I had virtually no free will until I was separated from them for about two weeks."
- Patty Hearst
(Related: Disorder, Free will, Post, Stress)

"It is best to do things systematically, since we are only human, and disorder is our worst enemy."
- Hesiod
(Related: Disorder, Enemy)

"However, it required some years before the scientific community in general accepted that flexibility and disorder are very relevant molecular properties also in other systems."
- Robert Huber
(Related: Community, Disorder, Flexibility, Years)

"It was about this time that I began experiencing the beginnings of my battles with an anxiety disorder. We were touring a lot and there were some developing personal problems within the band."
- Jack Irons
(Related: Time, Anxiety, Beginnings, Disorder, Problems)

"I have a skin disorder that destroys the pigmentation of my skin, it's something that I cannot help, OK?"
- Michael Jackson
(Related: Disorder, Help, Skin)

"There is a quality even meaner than outright ugliness or disorder, and this meaner quality is the dishonest mask of pretended order, achieved by ignoring or suppressing the real order that is struggling to exist and to be served."
- Jane Jacobs
(Related: Quality, Disorder, Ugliness)

"People always expect you to be jumping out of a Rolls Royce and being in the papers for drunk and disorderly or sleeping around."
- Davy Jones
(Related: People, Being)

"In all chaos there is a cosmos, in all disorder a secret order."
- Carl Jung
(Related: Chaos, Cosmos, Disorder)

"Order is never observed; it is disorder that attracts attention because it is awkward and intrusive."
- Eliphas Levi
(Related: Attention, Disorder)

"I think flying planes into a building was a faith-based initiative. I think religion is a neurological disorder."
- Bill Maher
(Related: Religion, Faith, Building, Disorder, Flying)

"After the outbreak of war, in April 1940, we left Geneva with our three children aged 4 years, 2 years and 2 weeks only to become part of the disordered refugee crowds fleeing across France from the German army."
- James Meade
(Related: War, April, Army, Children, Crowds, France, Years)

"A quick glance at the American left reveals a movement in the midst of a nervous breakdown, displaying behavior that goes beyond inconsistency into the realm of bipolar moods and multiple personality disorders."
- Michael Medved
(Related: American, Behavior, Inconsistency, Moods, Personality, Quick)

"There are some enterprises in which a careful disorderliness is the true method."
- Herman Melville
"One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries."
- A. A. Milne
(Related: Being)

"Confusion heard his voice, and wild uproar Stood ruled, stood vast infinitude confined; Till at his second bidding darkness fled, Light shone, and order from disorder sprung."
- John Milton
(Related: Confusion, Darkness, Disorder, Light, Voice)

"I'm interested in anything about revolt, disorder, chaos, especially activity that appears to have no meaning. It seems to me to be the road toward freedom."
- Jim Morrison
(Related: Chaos, Disorder, Freedom, Meaning, Road)

"I am interested in anything about revolt, disorder, chaos-especially activity that seems to have no meaning. It seems to me to be the road toward freedom... Rather than starting inside, I start outside and reach the mental through the physical."
- Jim Morrison
(Related: Chaos, Disorder, Freedom, Meaning, Road)

"When the soul drifts uncertainly between life and the dream, between the mind's disorder and the return to cool reflection, it is in religious thought that we should seek consolation."
- Gerard De Nerval
(Related: Life, Soul, Thought, Dream, Disorder, Mind, Reflection, Religious)

"Part of treatment for drugs and alcohol is you abstain from these, but with eating disorders you can't abstain from food so the treatment is longer than drugs and alcohol."
- Carre Otis
(Related: Food, Alcohol, Drugs, Eating, Treatment)

"There's a certain amount of disorder that has to be reorganized."
- William Paley
(Related: Disorder)

"Battle is an orgy of disorder."
- George S. Patton
(Related: Battle, Disorder)

"My significant other right now is myself, which is what happens when you suffer from multiple personality disorder and self-obsession."
- Joaquin Phoenix
(Related: Disorder, Now, Personality, Right, Self)

"Democracy... is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder; and dispensing a sort of equality to equals and unequals alike."
- Plato
(Related: Equality, Government, Democracy, Disorder, Variety)

"The Iliad is the private lives of people thrown into disorder by history."
- Raymond Queneau
(Related: History, People, Disorder)

"Although the particular inclination of the homosexual person is not a sin, it is more or less strong tendency ordered to an intrinsic moral evil, and thus the inclination itself must be seen as an objective disorder."
- Joseph Ratzinger
(Related: Disorder, Evil, Sin)

"Narrative identity takes part in the story's movement, in the dialectic between order and disorder."
- Paul Ricoeur
(Related: Disorder, Identity)

"True stability results when presumed order and presumed disorder are balanced. A truly stable system expects the unexpected, is prepared to be disrupted, waits to be transformed."
- Tom Robbins
(Related: Disorder, Results, Stability)

"Music when healthy, is the teacher of perfect order, and when depraved, the teacher of perfect disorder."
- John Ruskin
(Related: Music, Disorder)

"It is like our foreign policy has attention deficit disorder."
- Tim Ryan
(Related: Policy, Attention, Disorder, Foreign policy)

"I think sometimes what happens is that all of this feeling out of control manifests itself in trying to control your body; whether it's an eating disorder or talking about getting your nose fixed, as if that's going to be the solution to all the pressure."
- Susan Sarandon
(Related: Control, Body, Disorder, Eating, Feeling, Pressure, Solution, Talking, Trying)

"Attention-deficit disorders seem to abound in modern society, and we don't know the cause."
- Marilyn vos Savant
(Related: Society, Attention, Cause)

"As the biggest library if it is in disorder is not as useful as a small but well-arranged one, so you may accumulate a vast amount of knowledge but it will be of far less value than a much smaller amount if you have not thought it over for yourself."
- Arthur Schopenhauer
(Related: Thought, Knowledge, Disorder, May, Value, Will)

"The goal of NIH research is to acquire new knowledge to help prevent, detect, diagnose, and treat disease and disability, from the rarest genetic disorder to the common cold."
- Ike Skelton
(Related: Knowledge, Goal, Disability, Disease, Disorder, Help, Research)

"Hate is able to provoke disorders, to ruin a social organization, to cast a country into a period of bloody revolutions; but it produces nothing."
- Georges Sorel
(Related: Country, Hate, Nothing, Ruin)

"The generality have considered that disease is but a confused and disordered effort in Nature, thrown down from her proper state, and defending herself in vain."
- Thomas Sydenham
(Related: Nature, Disease, Effort, State)

"One in six people suffer depression or a chronic anxiety disorder. These are not the worried well but those in severe mental pain with conditions crippling enough to prevent them living normal lives."
- Polly Toynbee
(Related: People, Anxiety, Depression, Disorder, Living, Pain)

"Actors love mental disorders, dialects, and corsets. Give them one of the three and they're happy."
- Robin Tunney
(Related: Love, Actors)

"Simulated disorder postulates perfect discipline; simulated fear postulates courage; simulated weakness postulates strength."
- Lao Tzu
(Related: Fear, Courage, Discipline, Strength, Disorder, Weakness)

"When virtue is lost, benevolence appears, when benevolence is lost right conduct appears, when right conduct is lost, expedience appears. Expediency is the mere shadow of right and truth; it is the beginning of disorder."
- Lao Tzu
(Related: Truth, Virtue, Beginning, Benevolence, Disorder, Expediency, Right, Shadow)

"Two dangers constantly threaten the world: order and disorder."
- Paul Valery
(Related: Disorder)

"Undermine their pompous authority, reject their moral standards, make anarchy and disorder your trademarks. Cause as much chaos and disruption as possible but don't let them take you ALIVE."
- Sid Vicious
(Related: Anarchy, Authority, Cause, Chaos, Disorder)

"A disordered currency is one of the greatest political evils."
- Daniel Webster
"It is essential for genetic material to be able to make exact copies of itself; otherwise growth would produce disorder, life could not originate, and favourable forms would not be perpetuated by natural selection."
- Maurice Wilkins
(Related: Life, Growth, Disorder)

"When men take pleasure in feeling their minds elevated with strong drink, and so indulge their appetite as to disorder their understandings, neglect their duty as members of a family or civil society, and cast off all regard to religion, their case is much to be pitied."
- John Woolman
(Related: Family, Men, Religion, Society, Appetite, Disorder, Duty, Feeling, Neglect, Pleasure)